In case you are not aware the last boat ride of Maelstrom into the wintery mysteries of Norway will take place this Sunday, October 5, 2014. The announcement came as a shocker to most Epcot fans; however, the rumor of its Frozen-themed replacement surfaced on the Internet a few months ago and I can admit that I did not believe it. I swore my friends up and down that there was absolutely NO WAY Disney would close such a classic and replace it with, what I felt was, a temporary cultural fad.
It’s time for ThemeParkHipster’s Best Thing I Ever Ate series!
Can I say OMG! Where have I been for the past few ThemePark years! Thanks to the wonderful blogger over at Disney Food Blog (and a couple of my friends) for informing me about this wonderful mouthwatering experience at Epcot’s L’Artisian des Glaces. And yes I said experience because it was so much more than an ice-cream treat. The Croque Glace is the type of foodie adventure you have to sit down, be quiet and just relish in the party that’s taking place on your palate.
This fall, Disney’s “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It!” Street Party at Magic Kingdom Park is getting a fresh, contemporary look and sound – plus a brand new name – when it becomes the “Move it! Shake It! Dance & Play It!” Street Party. This new procession will feature new music, new characters, refreshed floats with new video elements, and new opportunities for Guests to become part of the show.
The excitement will begin on Main Street, U.S.A. and will continue towards Cinderella Castle with popular Disney characters, stilt walkers, and the rest of the party peeps encouraging everyone to join in. The parade gets wild on Central Plaza once hosts Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy show up!
Three new cupcakes will be sold as part of ‘Frozen Summer Fun’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Olaf cupcake is a carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing and a white chocolate Olaf. The Olaf cupcake is available for just $5.19 at select quick service locations: Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet Arcade, ABC Commissary, Rosie’s All-American Cafe, Backlot Express, Fairfax Fare, Oaken’s Funland, Starring Rolls Cafe,and Coffee Cart. Anna and Elsa cupcakes are also available. The Anna cupcake is chocolate with buttercream, and the Elsa cupcake is vanilla with buttercream. Both are topped with a themed white chocolate medallion. These cupcakes are available for $5.19 at the following locations: Backlot Express, Oaken’s Funland, and Starring Rolls Cafe. These treats are part of the Disney Dining Plan and will be available through Sept. 1 Sept. 30.
This week, Disney announced an assortment of event logo merchandise and creative food and beverage to be offered during the Disney Villains Unleashed celebration! Offerings including Disney villain-themed hot dogs and the Maleficent cupcake sounds amazing – dark chocolate cake filled with a decadent blackberry filling topped with smooth blackberry buttercream. At Club Evil in The Hollywood Brown Derby, the Disney chefs will offer an assortment of small plate menu items. These “Villanishious” items include things like “Cruellas Devious Eyes” – fresh mozzarella with ugly ripe tomato spheres, balsamic gelée and basil oil powder – or “The Queen of Hearts famous ‘Off with their heads’”!, which is deviled eggs, pig crackling and a garlic chili gelée and lobster custard with Tobiko caviar and citrus oil.
New Bloody Mary Drinks at Dawa Bar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Dawa Bar is now serving new Bloody Mary offerings inspired by Discovery Island, Asia and Africa. The following drinks are available for $9.50 each: Dawa Bloody Mary – Classic Bloody Mary with a strong horse radish finish. Garnished with truffle …
Hey Hipsters! It’s time for the latest update on Disney’s summertime vacation deals for 2014.
- Florida Resident & Annual Passholder Rates: Florida Residents and Annual Passholders can take advantage of great rates on rooms at select Disney Resort Hotels up to 35% off through September 24, 2014.
- Free Dining Package: Are you ready for free food? Book a Value Resort and get the Quick Service Dining for free. Book a Moderate or Deluxe Resort and get the Basic Dining for free from August-December 2014.
- RunDisney Group Rates: Are you a runner? Do you want to run a race with Mickey Mouse? Join our VIP runners at Destinations in Florida for some of the favorite races including Tower of Terror, Disney Marathon, and Disney Princess Run. These exclusive rates are only with our agency.
- Save up to 30% off Summer Rates: Do you want to bring the kids to Disney World for a summer weekend getaway? You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels from June 15-August 28.
- Military Discount: Active duty and retired members of the US military can get specially discounted rooms at Disney Resort most nights through September 27, 2014. Thank you for serving our country.
Showing Your Disney Side is an amazing opportunity for you to share your own unique way of how you enjoy the Walt Disney World Parks. Whether it’s with a group of college friends all wearing a custom t-shirt commemorating the globe hopping trek around Epcot or a group of girlfriends celebrating the last of a bachelorette’s single life. Disney Side wants it all!
The more inventive, the more fulfilling the experience will be.
Sunday was filled with bright spring colors of elegant dresses and ravishing suits for Dapper Day. Where the adventure in the park was all about the soirée of classic fashions at the Magic Kingdom…and I, of course, had to participate in this gala with my friends!
It’s official! The construction for the AVATAR inspired land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has begun. Giant blue shovels and a life sized Na’vi marked the start of this exciting park expansion.